The National Programme Manager of N-Power, Akindele Egbuwalo has disclosed plans to settle beneficiaries of the Batch C programme who have been owed for eight months.
Te Federal Government suspended the N-Power programme last week, stating that the scheme had ghost beneficiaries, while some of its consultants were withholding participants’ funds.
The N-Power programme was established by the administration of former President Muhammadu Buhari to address youth unemployment with beneficiaries paid N30,000 monthly stipend.
Akindele, in a statement, noted that the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation had recovered some funds.
At the meeting held with representatives of the N-Power beneficiaries, he said: “The good news is that the funds have been recovered and you will be getting your money soon.
“Payment for N-Power Beneficiaries Batch C who have been owed for eight months will begin soon
Akindele revealed that the Minister of Humanitarian affairs and Poverty Alleviation Dr Betta Edu, has been working round the clock to address irregularities within the Program and other social investment programmes.
He said: “These irregularities have made the common man to lose faith in the ability of Government to provide social safety cover for its population but Dr Betta Edu is engaging all necessary steps to resolve these issues and deliver the Renewed Hope Mandate of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to Nigerians